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Cathay Pacific flight crew say they saw North Korean missile test

Cathay Pacific flight crew say they saw North Korean missile test

Staff on aircraft near Japan report seeing missile break up and fall into sea on 29 NovemberThe crew of a Cathay Pacific flight from San Francisco to Hong Kong reported seeing a North Korean ballistic
UK set for snow as mild weather gives way to winter freeze

UK set for snow as mild weather gives way to winter freeze

Forecaster says temperatures could drop lower than last week’s cold snap, with hail, sleet and snow expected across countryMore snow could be in store for parts of the UK this week as another cold
Turnbull government scrambles after losing vote on New Zealand refugee offer

Turnbull government scrambles after losing vote on New Zealand refugee offer

Greens motion passes 73 to 72 in an upset before two missing MPs return to chamber, allowing Coalition to force a rerun The Turnbull government has briefly lost control of the lower house, losing a
'Addis has run out of space': Ethiopia's radical redesign

'Addis has run out of space': Ethiopia's radical redesign

As Addis Ababa creaks under the weight of a mushrooming populace, sub-Saharan Africa’s largest housing project is under way. But who benefits?Wrapped in a white shawl and sporting a wide-brimmed
Monday briefing: Brexit faces hold up on the Irish border

Monday briefing: Brexit faces hold up on the Irish border

Sticking point for Brussels talks, and winemaker warns ‘we’ll all starve’ … 700,000 fall into poverty in four years … A starry night for scienceGood morning. A happy Monday to you. I’m Martin Farrer
Ed Sheeran Comic Relief film branded 'poverty porn' by aid watchdog

Ed Sheeran Comic Relief film branded 'poverty porn' by aid watchdog

Campaigns fronted by Tom Hardy and Eddie Redmayne also called out for reinforcing white saviour stereotypes in the annual Radi-Aid awards“Poverty porn” appeals fronted by celebrities Ed Sheeran, Tom
‘This is hell out here’: how Behrouz Boochani's diaries expose Australia’s refugee shame

‘This is hell out here’: how Behrouz Boochani's diaries expose Australia’s refugee shame

The journalist fled Iran for Australia in 2013, and was sent to a detention centre on Manus Island, where he has been held ever since. His dispatches for the Guardian reveal the true horror of
Turnbull and Shorten trade barbs over same-sex marriage survey

Turnbull and Shorten trade barbs over same-sex marriage survey

Leaders hail ‘uplifting moment’ as cross-party bill introduced to House of Representatives and debate beginsMalcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten have traded barbs over the marriage law postal survey as
Berlin exhibition questions CIA's influence on global art scene

Berlin exhibition questions CIA's influence on global art scene

The Trump era has prompted Germany to review the historic effects of America’s soft power, and debate Berlin’s future relationship with WashingtonIn Europe’s city of spies, it was a feat of cold war
Sweet as honey: the African killer bees providing a living in Liberia |  Lorraine Mallinder

Sweet as honey: the African killer bees providing a living in Liberia | Lorraine Mallinder

A corps of master beekeepers is leading a drive to produce honey for the growing domestic market, offering subsistence farmers a new livelihood Liberian beekeeper Cecil Wilson is holding up a
US military agency invests $100m in genetic extinction technologies

US military agency invests $100m in genetic extinction technologies

Technology could be used to wipe out malaria carrying mosquitos or other pests but UN experts say fears over possible military uses and unintended consequences strengthen case for a banA US military
US senator: military families should leave South Korea as threat of war grows

US senator: military families should leave South Korea as threat of war grows

North Korean media has warned that nuclear war could break out ‘at any moment’ as the US and South Korea begin their biggest-ever joint air drillsThe Republican senator Lindsey Graham has called on
Venezuela to launch cryptocurrency to combat US 'blockade', Maduro says

Venezuela to launch cryptocurrency to combat US 'blockade', Maduro says

President claims digital currency called the ‘petro’ will be backed by Venezuelan reserves of gold, oil, gas, and diamondsPresident Nicolas Maduro has said Venezuela would launch a cryptocurrency to
'Of course he said it': Billy Bush counters Trump's pussy tape claims

'Of course he said it': Billy Bush counters Trump's pussy tape claims

Presenter, who was also on the Access Hollywood tape, upset over reports that the president has said he doesn’t believe it is realBilly Bush has pushed back against reports that Donald Trump believes
'I feel badly for General Flynn': Trump sympathizes with disgraced former aide

'I feel badly for General Flynn': Trump sympathizes with disgraced former aide

Trump accuses Hillary Clinton of lying ‘many times’ to the FBI as his lawyer claims a president cannot obstruct justice Donald Trump said on Monday he “feels badly” for his former national security
British aid scheme suspended amid allegations of payments to Syrian jihadis

British aid scheme suspended amid allegations of payments to Syrian jihadis

The multimilion-pound Ajacs project to fund new police force has been put on hold after reports that cash was handed straight to extremists The government has suspended a multimillion-pound foreign
Egypt: former PM Ahmed Shafik denies he was 'kidnapped' after mystery disappearance

Egypt: former PM Ahmed Shafik denies he was 'kidnapped' after mystery disappearance

Shafik’s family say he was taken from their home in the Emirates and deported back to Egypt, but he has appeared on TV saying he was not abductedFormer Egyptian prime minister Ahmed Shafik, who
Doctors tell Home Office to scrap immigration removal centres

Doctors tell Home Office to scrap immigration removal centres

The BMA says a ‘fundamental rethink’ is needed to protect the health and human rights of detaineesThe British Medical Association is calling for immigration removal centres (IRCs) to be phased out and
Thousands protest in Honduras in chaos over contested presidential election

Thousands protest in Honduras in chaos over contested presidential election

Protesters demand a new president and end to a week-long election debacle which has plunged the country into its worst political crisis since 2009 coupTens of thousands took to the streets across
Government loses vote on New Zealand refugee offer – as it happened

Government loses vote on New Zealand refugee offer – as it happened

House of Representatives vote agreeing with a Senate resolution to accept New Zealand’s offer to settle refugees wins 73 to 72, with two MPs absent, before government calls for second vote 7.14am GMT